I was encouraged to read in “Protesters, Democrats open fire on EPA nominee Pruitt at Senate hearings” (Web, Jan. 18) that Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, acknowledged climate change isn’t a hoax. However, as a Catholic, I am concerned that Mr. Pruitt still does not accept the scientific consensus that the climate change we’re experiencing is caused by a wasteful overconsumption of the Earth’s resources, as Pope Francis and hundreds of other faith, military and business leaders affirm.
The failure of the mainstream liberal media and political establishment to predict the Trump tsunami that swept across the country on Nov. 8, 2016, reinforces just how out-of-touch and/or corrupt they really are. The voting public is no long willing to swallow their lies/half-truths/distortions whole and without question. The Washington elites’ reliance on conditioned ‘Pavlov’s voters’ to do as they’re told without question is coming to an abrupt end.
Mr. Antonio Bened bemoans the repeal of the “wet feet, dry feet” immigration policy by President Obama (“Obama’s betrayal of the Cuban people,” Web, Jan. 17). Said policy puts Cubans who reach U.S. soil on a fast track to permanent residency. He and I disagree on this issue.
As a geologist who spent years exploring for hard minerals, I believe we must ask ourselves what would happen if our sources of non-fuel mineral commodities — the necessary ingredients of most manufactured products — were cut off.
The strong support of Sen. Bernie Sanders among college students in the recent presidential campaign shows a dreadful lack of economic understanding. Therefore I strongly suggest a new college course be created: “The Economics of Venezuela.”